Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

Academic & Faculty Structure

Academic Structure

We believe in providing a personalised, challenging curriculum. Whether a student is struggling, needs to be stretched or is somewhere in the middle, we will always work to meet their needs. Parents and carers will be kept closely informed about their son/daughter’s progress, with reports being sent home every six weeks.

Class sizes will be kept as small as possible and we will have a firm emphasis on good behaviour so that the environment we provide is calm and orderly. The quality and calibre of the teacher training and curriculum support provided by the Harris Federation is frequently recognised and praised by Ofsted.

A Principal and three Assistant Principals take responsibility for ensuring cross-Academy strategies proven for raising achievement are successful.

Faculty Structure

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Our Learning Ethos

Students’ progress in learning will be accelerated and tracked through a unique programme based around the development of an Academy Ethos that builds Resilience, Reflectiveness, Resourcefulness and Reciprocity in all of our students.

Celebrating Achievements and Sanctions

In order for students to reach high standards as well as enjoy their education, a calm, purposeful environment is essential. This is the case both inside and outside the classroom. Students will be expected to follow the code of conduct and safety rules which are summarised in the student planners. An Academy ethos of encouragement is central to the promotion of positive learning behaviour and our Academy celebrating achievement structure recognises this. Sanctions are used to respond to poor learning behaviour, these are applied consistently, giving students opportunities to de-escalate sanctions at each stage.

Celebrating Achievements

The following are recorded on e-portal and reported to parents/carers:

Weekly Awards:

Commitment in Subject

Optimism In Subject

Resilience in Subject

Student of the week

Most Reward Points

They are also cumulative and can lead to the following awards which will be presented at half-termly celebration assemblies:

Half Termly/Termly Awards:

Attainment in subject

Effort in Subject

Exceptional Performance in Mock/ External Exams

100% Attendance

100% Punctuality

Unit completion in BTEC

Student Specific Learning Champions

Oracy and Enterprise Champions

Sanctions:

Daily Report

Study Support

Extended Time

Lunchtime Privileges Withdrawn

Internal Exclusion(IE)
(Letter, reintegration with parent carer)

External Exclusions
(Letter, reintegration with parent carer)

3 External Exclusions
(Refer to Governors’ panel for final warning)

Permanent Exclusion
(Single serious incident, e.g. offensive weapon, assault, threatening behaviour, or failure to heed Governors’ final warning)